George Washington Papers

To George Washington from William Jackson, 31 August 1789

From William Jackson

New York, August 31st 1789.


On an intimation received this morning from my much respected friend General Lincoln, I presume to address Your Excellency—and to renew the wish which I had the honor to communicate to you at Philadelphia.1

Should I be so happy as to receive your commands—it will be my best pride and most earnest endeavor long to merit the permission of assuring Your Excellency that I am, with the most respectful and sincere attachment, Your faithful, obedient servant

W. Jackson

ALS, ViMtvL.

1For Jackson’s earlier application for office, see his letter to GW, 19 April 1789.

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